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Helicopter Line - Franz Josef HELI HIKE

Embark on one of the world’s most breathtaking alpine excursions and get up close and personal to the remarkable beauty and awe-inspiring environment of Franz Josef Glacier.

Highlights

  • Breathtaking helicopter flight to Franz Josef Glacier
  • Glacier landing
  • Approx 2 hour hike amongst ancient glacial formations

**Experience the world-renowned Franz Josef Heli Hike**

This once in a lifetime experience gets you to the very heart of this incredible glacial environment - exposing the most spectacular ice formations, mighty pinnacles, and pristine alpine terrain.

You’ll have the opportunity to experience this ancient glacial environment from astounding aerial view before exploring by foot, and even descending into the glacier itself!

A truly immersive experience that will be treasured for a lifetime, The Franz Josef Glacier Heli Hike is the ultimate journey into New Zealand’s alpine paradise!

Departure Point: Franz Josef, Main South Road SH6, Franz Josef 7856

Adult $485.00
Child $455.00

What's included

  • Scenic Helicopter Flight
  • Glacier landing and Hike
  • Experienced guide
  • All equipment (glacier boots, socks, ice crampons, waterproof jacket and pants)

Duration

  • Allow approximately 3 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Departs from Franz Josef, Main South Road SH6, Franz Josef

Notes

  • Your safety is our highest priority so we reserve the right to cancel your booking depending on health and agility considerations.

    Additionally due to the nature of the hike clients over 115kgs and/or pregnant will not be able to participate.

    We will do our best to accommodate you but occasionally cancellation may be unavoidable.

  • Moderate fitness required.

    Minimum age is 8 years.

    Our Heli-Hike trips are weather dependent.

Available Bookings from December 15 to December 21

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$445.00
  • Child$455.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$445.00
  • Child$455.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$445.00
  • Child$455.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$445.00
  • Child$455.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$422.00
  • Child$455.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$445.00
  • Child$455.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$445.00
  • Child$455.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$422.00
  • Child$455.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$445.00
  • Child$455.00

1spaces priced from:

  • Adult$445.00
  • Child$455.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$445.00
  • Child$455.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$445.00
  • Child$455.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$445.00
  • Child$455.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$445.00
  • Child$455.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$422.00
  • Child$455.00

1spaces priced from:

  • Adult$445.00
  • Child$455.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$445.00
  • Child$455.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Ting from Taiwan wrote on 15 January 2019

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Good view, good weather and good staff

The guide and staff are very considerate and helpful. The view are spectacular. It's lucky to get a little discount on Bookme. A great and unforgettable experience!

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From Helicopter Line - Franz Josef HELI HIKE

Hi Ting, Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you found your experience with us to a good trip. We agree that the views are spectacular and they are memories that will certainly last a long time. Wishing you a safe journey home. Kind Regards, Charlotte

Kingkaew from Australia wrote on 30 September 2019

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Great experience

I had wonderful time and it not difficult that much beautiful view 100% recommend

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From Helicopter Line - Franz Josef HELI HIKE

Hi Kingaew, Thank you for your wonderful review. The pictures you have shared are beautiful and we are so thrilled you would recommend our trip. Wishing you a safe onward journey. Kind Regards, The Helicopter Line, West Coast

Gina from Australia wrote on 27 August 2019

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Amazing experience

I absolutely loved this experience! Everything was very professional and our equipment was explained to us before we set off. The staff were lovely and the helicopter ride was only a few minutes but gave fantastic views of the glaciers and surroundings. I had Josh as a tour guide and he was super informative and friendly throughout. We got to explore some ice caves and the glaciers. There is plenty of time to stop and take photos along the way and if you have a GoPro it is perfect for the hike. I had mine on a head strap so that I didn’t need to carry it and could use both hands on the hiking Keynes to keep my balance along the way there is plenty of time to stop and take photos along the way and if you have a GoPro it is perfect for the hike. I had mine on a head strap so that I didn’t need to carry it and could use both hands on the hiking canes to keep my balance along the way :) It really was an experience I will never forget! Highly recommend :)

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From Helicopter Line - Franz Josef HELI HIKE

Hi Gina, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so thrilled that our staff and Josh gave you a fantastic memorable experience. The Heli Hike is the best way to get up close and personal with the ice. We hope you enjoyed the remainder of your New Zealand Adventure. Kind Regards, The Helicopter Line West Coast.

Ben from Australia wrote on 09 July 2019

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The greatest experience you’ll ever have!

Was on the edge due to the cost but this was the greatest experience of my life. Used bookme and got it slightly cheaper than through the website. Would recommend this particular service over the other helicopter companies as this heli hike uses routes on the glacier that change and are up to your guides discretion due to the ever changing nature of a glacier, as opposed to the other companies that use a pre cut path on the glacier which would be a less authentic experience in my opinion. The tour itself was the most amazing experience, with just over two hours on the glacier, visiting little caves and tunnels, with amazing views all round. Could not recommend this more and I know you’ll feel the same once you do it. Massive thanks to Brett and Kdog (also Happy Andy, you are the man)

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From Helicopter Line - Franz Josef HELI HIKE

Hi Ben, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so thrilled you enjoyed your Heli Hike with us. We are fortunate enough that the area we hike on is able to be free-guided, which allows for the guides to choose the path and direction based on safety. Other areas of the ice require a set track due to the nature of the ice fall. The photos you have shared with us are fantastic. Wishing you a safe journey home. Kind Regards, The Helicopter Line, West Coast

Rakshit from India wrote on 24 June 2019

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Amazing experience

So well organized right from booking to check in to experienced helicopter pilot. Special mention of our guide JOSH. He is an asset to your organization. Please convey our special thanks and best wishes to him.

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From Helicopter Line - Franz Josef HELI HIKE

Hi Rakshit, Thank you for your wonderful review and fantastic photos. We are so thrilled you had a fantastic time with Josh. He is a fantastic guide with such a thorough knowledge of our beautiful National Park. We wish you a safe onward journey. Kind Regards, The Helicopter Line West Coast

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